San Joaquin County
District Attorney's Office
OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY 222 E. Weber Ave., Room 202, Stockton, CA
P. O. Box 990, Stockton, CA 95201
T (209) 468-2400 | F (209) 465-0371
TORI VERBER SALAZAR District Attorney Scott A. Fichtner Assistant District Attorney Kristine M. Reed Assistant District Attorney James Bojko Chief Investigator
News from the Office of District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar
For Immediate Release
December 3, 2019
CONTACT: Angela Hayes, Deputy District Attorney
T: (209) 468-2400 | E: Angela.Hayes@sjcda.org

Gang Member Sentenced In Shooting Spree

Stockton – Today, District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar announced that Aaron “Lash” Moore was sentenced on Monday December 2, 2019, to 115 years to life, plus an additional 99 years and 8 months in state prison for four counts of first degree attempted murder (Penal Code § 664/187), one count of assault with a semiautomatic firearm (Penal Code § 245(b)), and three counts of shooting at an inhabited dwelling (Penal Code § 246). Each count had additional firearm and gang enhancements alleged. Because Moore qualifies as a “youthful offender” under the law, he will have his first parole hearing during his twenty-fifth year of incarceration, which will be in 2042. (Penal Code § 3051.)

“No one has the right to terrorize this community. Criminal street gangs are built upon community fear. Everyone in San Joaquin County deserves to live without fear of street violence,” said District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar

According to court records, on July 5, 2017, Stockton Police Community Response Teams (CRT) officers conducted a traffic stop on a car Moore was driving. In the car, CRT officer’s located a .40 caliber Glock handgun. Moore’s .40 caliber Glock matched a firearm that Moore used in two prior shootings: a June 18, 2017 shooting on Trevor Drive and a June 25, 2017 shooting occurring at a college graduation party in Weston Ranch.

During the first incident, Moore shot at a car in which two people were sitting and from which two others had just exited as well as the house in front of which the car was parked. Fortunately, no one was physically injured. In Weston Ranch, the following weekend, Moore shot at a house whose owners were hosting a college graduation party. Defendant struck one of the partygoers, Emilio Prado, in the hip. Mr. Prado was taken to the hospital where he underwent surgery and had to remain there for several weeks.

Investigators determined that Moore was a founding member of the short-lived Sleeperz Dream criminal street gang, which promoted their activities through music videos. Moore was convicted of having committed these crimes for the benefit of or in association with this criminal street gang.

Following the reading of the verdicts, Moore yelled expletives at the jurors, blaming them for ‘ruining his life.’ The Honorable Richard Mallett sentenced Mr. Moore to 115 year to life prison sentence after having presided over the jury trial.

This prosecution was possible due to the investigative efforts of the forensic experts and gang investigators of the Stockton Police Department; the cellular phone expertise of the California Department of Justice; and, the SJCDA Office’s Bureau of Investigation. Supervising Deputy District Attorney Kevin Rooney tried the case. The District Attorney’s Office wishes to commend the diligent work of Stockton Police Detectives Irshad Mohammed and Julio Morales, as well as Department of Justice Analyst Reva Headley and District Attorney Investigator Larry Fluty.